Visit outcomes and experiences of an acupuncture and self-care service for persistent low back pain in the NHS: a mixed methods approach

There were statistically significant improvements over time for pain (p <0.0001), quality of life (p = 0.006), understanding of pain (p <0.001), physical activity (p = 0.047) and relaxation (p = 0.012).

Post-hoc analysis revealed that scores improved between baseline and post-treatment, these improvements were maintained at 3-month follow-up. Patients receiving a combination of acupuncture and self-management sessions produced the most positive results.

Click here to see the abstract of the Beating Back Pain Service evaluation from the BMC website.

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